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Old 04-01-2004, 03:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey Everyone! Yes, I am new to this site and I would like to get some suggestions on the best way to care for my leather seats in my M3.

I just purchased the car last month and the previous owner did a good job of maintaining the seats. I would like to continue what the previous owner started ... so, any suggestions?

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Jamie--I use Zaino's (www.zainobros.com) leather cleaner and leather conditioner on mine. Best stuff I've used yet. They carry a full line of auto care products and I use most of them on my cars. In between major detailing, I use Aerospace 303 for touchups. Great stuff for rubber, vinyl, and leather. A little expensive, but lasts longer than other products.
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Jamie--I use Zaino's (www.zainobros.com) leather cleaner and leather conditioner on mine. Best stuff I've used yet. They carry a full line of auto care products and I use most of them on my cars. In between major detailing, I use Aerospace 303 for touchups. Great stuff for rubber, vinyl, and leather. A little expensive, but lasts longer than other products.
I didn't think anyone else used Zaino I use their paint polish but haven't tried any other products they have. I've never tried their leather cleaner, I've always use Lexol and had good results when I used it in my Z28.
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Old 04-02-2004, 01:20 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Has anyone ever used Leatherique?

I've read about it on another Bimmer Board, I just thought I would ask here also to see if anyone has used it.

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*btw - I don't want my leather (Dove Gray) to look glossy!*
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Yes, I also use Leatherique. However, it is not for regular use. It is a deep cleaner/restorer. Normally used every six months or so. You will still need a leather care product for the regular maintenance.
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I didn't think anyone else used Zaino I use their paint polish but haven't tried any other products they have. I've never tried their leather cleaner, I've always use Lexol and had good results when I used it in my Z28.
Zaino has a large following. Especially in the sports car world. Just check how popular it is on the "Corvette Forum". Amazing results.
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*btw - I don't want my leather (Dove Gray) to look glossy!*
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I know what you mean. If you don't want that shiney "butt" look, then give the Zaino a try. I have a light pewter interior in my vette and it looks great after application.
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any leather conditioner will work. however, you will only need to use sparingly. Meguiars have several products that will work.
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